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Basic and clean unofficial docker image for Apache NiFi
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  • Naked NiFi without all unnecessary NARs
  • Naked NiFi without all unnecessary NARs


Basic and clean Docker image for Apache NiFi, based on Alpine and OpenJDK

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Dockerized single-host NiFi.

Deployment options out of the box:

  • Standalone NiFi node

Exposed ports

  • 8080 - NiFi web application port
  • 8081 - NiFi ListenHTTP processor port
  • 8443 - NiFi web application secure port


All below volumes can be mounted to docker host machine folders or shared folders to easy maintain data inside them.


  • /opt/nifi/logs
  • /opt/nifi/flowfile_repository
  • /opt/nifi/database_repository
  • /opt/nifi/content_repository
  • /opt/nifi/provenance_repository

Official Documentation and Guides

ListenHTTP Processor

The standard library has a built-in processor for an HTTP endpoint listener. That processor is named ListenHTTP. You should set the Listening Port of the instantiated processor to 8081 if you follow the instructions from above.


This image can either be used as a base image for building on top of NiFi or just to experiment with. I personally have not attempted to use this in a production use case.

Please use corresponding branches from this repo to play with code.


Ensure the following pre-requisites are met (due to some blocker bugs in earlier versions). As of today, the latest Docker Toolbox and Homebrew are fine.

  • Docker 1.10+
  • Docker Machine 0.6.0+
  • Kitematic 0.12

(all downloadable as a single Docker Toolbox package as well)

How to use from Kitematic

  1. Start Kitematic
  2. Enter xemuliam in serach box
  3. Choose nifi-base image
  4. Click Create button

Kitematic will assign all ports and you'll be able to run NiFi web-interface directly from Kitematic.

How to use from Docker CLI

  1. Start Docker Quickstart Terminal
  2. Run command docker run -d -p 8080:8080 -p 8081:8081 -p 8443:8443 xemuliam/nifi-base
  3. Check Docker machine IP docker-machine ls
  4. Use IP from previous step in address bar of your favorite browser, e.g.

Enjoy! :)

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